Univision Attacks President’s Son for Celebrating Birthday in Mexican Restaurant

With so much important news going on, the principal national evening newscast of Univision incredibly decided to devote more than two minutes of time to attacking President Trump’s son, Eric, for celebrating his 34th birthday in a Mexican restaurant in New York.

The obvious reason behind the taunt-filled report? Senior anchorman Jorge Ramos’ relentless smear campaign against the President of the United States:

JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Eric Trump, the son of the President of the United States, celebrated his birthday at a Mexican restaurant, in New York, and even donned a typical hat from that country. He did so despite the fact that his father, during the presidential campaign, said that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists.                                                                                                                                                           

The report goes on to feature correspondent Blanca Rosa Vílchez from the scene of the celebration: the Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor, New York. For more than two minutes, Vílchez probes the most inane details about Eric’s birthday dinner, as well as attempts to elicit anti-Trump comments from the restaurant’s staff who, to their credit, steadfastly refused to do so. 

Among the absurdities, Vílchez asks the waitress about the quality of Eric’s Spanish-language pronunciation of “fajitas”, “guacamole” and “margaritas” when placing his order (the waitress gives Eric flying colors, repeating three times that his pronunciation is good). And then for the chef, there’s this one: "Doesn’t it surprise you that he likes Mexican food?" The chef’s obvious answer: "Not really."

Despite not getting the answers she was angling for, Vílchez doesn’t t let the truth get in the way of her pre-conceived narrative, insisting without reference to any evidence that “many were surprised that the son of the President who, during the presidential campaign called Mexicans rapists and drug traffickers, would celebrate his birthday precisely eating guacamole, chicken fajitas and drinking margaritas."

The reality is that the only ones clearly "surprised" were the purveyors of a network newscast that continues to suffer from a chronically bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Below is a transcript of the above-referenced portions of the report, as broadcast on the January 8, 2018 edition of Noticiero Univision:

JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Eric Trump, the son of the President of the United States, celebrated his birthday at a Mexican restaurant, in New York, and even donned a typical hat from that country. He did so despite the fact that his father, during the presidential campaign, said that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists.

ANDREA TAPIA, GUADALAJARA RESTAURANT: They were seated. We arranged a big table, in front of the window because this is his favorite part.

BLANCA ROSA VILCHEZ, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: It was a birthday party with more than 20 people. Andrea Tapia shows us the arrangements to accommodate the son of the President who on Saturday celebrated his birthday in this Mexican restaurant in Westchester, New York.

TAPIA: When his dad launched his campaign for the presidency, he was interviewed and he said that his favorite restaurant was this one, the Guadalajara.

VILCHEZ: Eric was turning 34 and he was accompanied by his wife Lara, his older brother Donald and some friends.

LUISIANA FEIJOÓ, MANAGER, GUADALAJARA RESTAURANT: We put the hat on the head of everyone celebrating their birthday, whether they want to or not.

VILCHEZ: There was everything. Even Mariachis, said those who served them. How was his pronunciation in Spanish, when ordering dishes?

TAPIA: It’s good, it’s good. He doesn’t have much of an accent, it’s good.

VILCHEZ: Like what for example?

TAPIA: Fajitas, guacamole, margaritas.

VILCHEZ: Juan Carlos was in charge of preparing guacamole in front of the birthday man. Doesn’t it surprise you that he likes Mexican food?

JUAN CARLOS, CHEF, GUADALARA RESTAURANT: Not really.

DONALD TRUMP: They´re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.

VILCHEZ: Many were surprised that the son of the President who, during the presidential campaign, called Mexicans rapists and drug traffickers, would celebrate his birthday precisely eating guacamole, chicken fajitas and drinking margaritas. And when you hear his Dad saying all these things about Mexicans, what do you think?

TAPIA: I don’t know. It’s his opinion. I still can’t make many comments about that.

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